Satellite Communication Equipment

Communication Systems & Equipment

Kymeta and TECOM Bring New, Cutting Edge Antenna Technology to the Aviation Market

September 28, 2016

Kymeta, the company delivering on the promise of global, mobile connectivity and TECOM, a Smiths Microwave brand and a leader in innovative design and manufacturing of high-performance antenna systems, today announced a Partner Development Program Agreement for the aviation market. Under the terms of the agreement, TECOM will incorporate Kymeta® mTenna® technology into an aviation grade... Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment

MDA to Provide RADARSAT-2 Information to Orbital Insight

September 14, 2016

RICHMOND, BC, Sept. 7, 2016 - MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. ("MDA" or the "Company") (TSX:MDA), a global communications and information company, today announced that it has signed a contract with Orbital Insight, Inc., a geospatial big data company that provides advanced information solutions obtained by analyzing millions of satellite images at a time. MDA will provide RADARSAT-2... Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Electrical Equipment & Systems

Combination Antennas are designed for facilitated mounting.

September 12, 2016

Supplied in gloss-finished, 146 x 134 x 20 mm enclosure, waterproof Guardian series includes 4-, 5-, 6-in-1 antenna options for 4G LTE cellular applications that also require GNSS, Wi-Fi®, or satellite options. Adhesive mounting eliminates need to drill. Also available, Guardian X series includes model MA4000. This 11-in-1 antenna measures 540 x 183.1 x 35.4 mm and has flame retardant enclosure and CFD-200-FR low-loss cable suited for airline, bus, and rail passenger applications. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment

SSL Delivers High Performance Broadband Satellite for Australia's National Broadband Network

September 6, 2016

PALO ALTO, CA, Aug. 31, 2016 - Space Systems Loral (SSL), a leading provider of innovative satellites and spacecraft systems, today announced that its second high performance satellite designed and built for Australia's national broadband network (nbn™) has arrived at the European Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, where it will be launched aboard an Ariane 5 launch vehicle by... Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Non-Industrial Products

SPAWAR Looks to ViaSat to Support and Modernize the U.S. Navy's Proven UHF Satellite Communications Network

August 24, 2016

CARLSBAD, Calif. - Earlier this month, the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR), awarded ViaSat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT), a global broadband services and technology company, a sole source contract for engineering, technical services and hardware/software products in support of the U.S. Navy's joint Ultra High Frequency (UHF) military satellite communications (satcom) system. This... Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Optics & Photonics, Vision Systems

Picture Perfect: Lockheed Martin Finalizes Contract for NASA Lunar Imaging CubeSat

August 11, 2016

SkyFire's new infrared technology will help NASA enhance its knowledge of the lunar surface. DENVER - For being our familiar anchor in the night sky, the moon still holds mysteries for scientists. To illuminate the unknown, Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has signed a contract with NASA to deploy SkyFire, a 6U CubeSat planned to launch to the moon in 2018 with Orion's Exploration... Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment

SSL Selected to Provide Two Powerful Satellites to SiriusXM

August 1, 2016

PALO ALTO, CA, July 28, 2016 - Space Systems Loral (SSL), a leading provider of innovative satellites and spacecraft systems, today announced that it was selected to provide two high power satellites to SiriusXM, the world's largest radio company measured by revenue. The next generation satellites, SXM-7 and SXM-8, will replace the XM-3 and XM-4 satellites in 2019 and 2020, respectively, and... Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Electronic Components & Devices

Radiation Tolerant 36 V In-Amps integrate differential ADC driver.

July 13, 2016

Wafer-by-wafer guaranteed to 75 krad (Si) with low dose rate exposure of 10 mrad/sec, ISL70617SEH differential input, rail-to-rail output instrumentation amplifier (in-amp) serves communication satellite applications. Silicon on insulator process provides SEL and SEB robustness of 60 MeV in heavy ion environments, while <10 µsec SET performance eliminates need for extra filtering. ISL70517SEH offers similar features but implements differential input and rail-to-rail single-ended output. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Electronic Components & Devices

Wideband Driver Amplifier features 26-35 GHz frequency range.

July 5, 2016

Operating from single 5 V supply and drawing just 90 mA typical, Model CMD243 offers 15.5 dB of gain with output P1dB compression point of +21 dBm. Balanced design provides good VSWR matching, along with optimized stability and gain flatness. Self-biasing GaAs MMIC amplifier is a 50 Ω matched design, which eliminates need for external DC blocks and RF port matching. Applications include military, space, and communications systems where small size and high linearity are necessary. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Transportation Industry Products

Powerful SSL-built Satellite for Intelsat Begins post-launch Maneuvers According to Plan

June 15, 2016

PALO ALTO, CA - Space Systems Loral (SSL), a leading provider of commercial satellites, today announced that a high-power satellite designed and built for Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I), operator of the world's first Globalized Network, powered by its leading satellite backbone, was launched yesterday and is successfully performing post-launch maneuvers according to plan. The satellite, Intelsat... Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Electrical Equipment & Systems

Geodetic Antennas leverage VeraPhase technology.

June 6, 2016

To minimize de-sensing from such high-level, out-of-band signals as 700 MHz LTE and other cellular band signals, VeraPhase® VP6300 and VP6200 feature linear LNA with pre-filtering. Triple-band VP6300 receives of GPS L1/L2/L5, GLONASS G1/G2/G3, BeiDou B1/B2, and Galileo E1/E5a+b (1,165–1,254 MHz + 1,560–1,610 MHz), while dual-band VP6200 receives GPS L1/L2, GLONASS G1/G2, BeiDou B1/B2, Galileo E1, and L-Band correction services (1,195–1,254 MHz + 1,525–1,610 MHz). Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Electrical Equipment & Systems

Multi-Constellation GNSS RTK Receiver offers in-field versatility.

May 23, 2016

Able to function as rover or base station to meet professional surveyors' needs, 544-channel Altus APS3G is built on AsteRx4 engine and tracks all-in-view GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, IRNSS, SBAS, Galileo and QZSS, including E6/L6, and all other signals available in medium term. AIM technology, with 3 notch filters for in-band jamming and chirp jammer resistance, promotes accuracy and resilience in all conditions, and 2 hot-swappable batteries provide up to 14 hr of operation without recharging. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Electrical Equipment & Systems

GNSS Antennas offer optimized cross polarization rejection.

May 2, 2016

Employing Tallysman’s Accutenna® technology, pole mount or through-hole mount Model TW3970 and embeddable Model TW3965 are capable of receiving GPS L1/L2/L5, GLONASS G1/G2/G5, BeiDou B1/B2, Galileo E1/E5a+b plus L-band correction services (1,164–1,254 MHz + 1,525–1,606 MHz). Both triple band antennas have tight Phase Center Variation and optimized Axial Ratio. Products are suited for precision agriculture, autonomous vehicles, and other applications where precision is important. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Electrical Equipment & Systems, Transportation Industry Products

Continuously Operating Reference Station targets state DOTs.

April 14, 2016

Powered by AsteRx4 multi-frequency engine, PolaRx5 CORS offers 544 hardware channels and supports all major satellite signals including GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, and BeiDou, as well as regional satellite systems such as QZSS and IRNSS. AIM+ technology enables PolaRx5 to filter out intentional/unintentional sources of radio interference from narrowband signals over high-powered pulsed signals to chirp jammers and Iridium transmitters. Web, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth interfaces offer visibility and control. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Transportation Industry Products

Disk Puck Vehicle Antennas improve asset tracking reliability.

March 30, 2016

With stable coverage pattern that minimizes holes in coverage, 3-port VLT69273, 4-port VLQ69273, and 5-port VHP69273 provide connectivity required to accurately monitor real-time data, including position, speed, destination, engine temperature, and cargo information (temperature, orientation). These IP67-rated, multiport and multiband antennas deliver coverage across 3G/ 4G LTE, Wi-Fi®, and GPS bands (in various port configurations/combinations) while above ground. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Electrical Equipment & Systems

Satellite Networking System supports extended applications.

March 9, 2016

With System 6.0 software, JUPITER™ high-throughput satellite networking solution provides enterprise features that expand addressable market opportunities, such as optimized routing, satellite backhaul for 3G/4G LTE cellular networks, and dynamic satellite backup for terrestrial services. Virtual Network Operator capabilities maximize HTS capacity, while mobility features enable integration with transportable antenna terminals for services such as satellite news gathering and mobile banking. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Electrical Equipment & Systems, Robotics

Satellite Remotes deliver embedded computing capabilities.

March 4, 2016

With addition of embedded computing functionality, EC Series Remotes consolidate solutions that would typically require use of multi-box configuration into 1U rack-mounted form factor. Model X7-EC combines two DVB-S2 demodulators, multicast capabilities, and advanced mobility features, enabling services ranging from enterprise connectivity to cellular backhaul. Partners can license supported applications that enhance capabilities of remote, delivering specialized services to meet market needs. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Electrical Equipment & Systems

GNSS Reference Station Receivers offer low power draw.

February 9, 2016

PolaRx5 incorporates multi-frequency GNSS engine that supports all major satellite signals, including GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, and BeiDou, as well as regional QZSS and IRNSS satellite systems. Lowering power requirements, this multi-frequency reference receiver can operate on <2 W when receiving GPS and GLONASS satellite signals.
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Communication Systems & Equipment, Electrical Equipment & Systems

Ceramic Antenna supports GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, and Galileo.

January 22, 2016

Measuring 3.2 x 10 x 2 mm, Monarch Series W3010 Multi-Mode GNSS Antenna supports frequency bandwidth from 1,560–1,610 MHz. Lead-free, RoHS-compliant unit delivers 75% typical efficiency and VSWR of less than 1.6:1. Two symmetrical soldering pads act as either feed or ground contacts. Antenna is suitable for portable personal navigation devices, asset tracking equipment, mobile hot spots, mobile POS terminals, vehicle data recorders, telematics equipment, and IoT devices. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment

Balanced LNA delivers high gain and low-noise.

November 12, 2015

Suited for EW and communication systems with space constraints and low power consumption requirements, 9–18 GHz CMD223 has 50 Ω matched design that eliminates need for external DC blocks and RF port matching. Full passivation promotes reliability and provides moisture protection. At 13.5 GHz, this balanced low-noise amplifier (LNA) delivers >22 dB of gain with corresponding output 1 dB compression point of +13.5 dBm and noise figure of 1.5 dB. Read More